Managing Medicare Open Enrollment

Managing Medicare Open Enrollment

Office of Public Guardian

Does your ward/protected person have Medicare? Part of a your responsibility as guardian and/or conservator can include managing Medicare benefits.

Medicare can be very confusing, so in-depth research and consultation with neutral, certified counselors can be helpful in avoiding scams and unnecessary coverage. Open enrollment occurs each year between October 15 and December 7 for original Medicare, and from January 1 through March 31 for advantage plans. Now is the time to educate yourself and make any necessary changes!

Having adequate and personalized Medicare coverage is an important part of making informed decisions for your ward’s health coverage. The Medicare website is very helpful for general information to get you started. The Nebraska SHIP website can further provide state-specific information including Medicare classes and assistance from certified counselors. Check out the links below to begin your research!

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid

Nebraska SHIP

Medicare & You (YouTube)

Medicare & You (Understanding Your Medicare Choices)